Lucinda Creighton: Our hard-won freedoms must now be returned to us

As the country heads towards full vaccination, unravelling the laws which give unprecedented centralised power to government must be a priority

27th June, 2021
Lucinda Creighton: Our hard-won freedoms must now be returned to us
Kaja Kallas, Estonia's Prime Minister, has argued that the pace of unwinding Covid-19 restrictions has not kept pace with the epidemiological evidence. Picture: Getty

Throughout the world, individual liberties have been severely restricted as governments and health systems have endeavoured to contain the spread of Covid-19. The degree of restrictions has varied from country to country, and often from region to region, but nowhere have personal liberties been unimpaired.

The response to these rather draconian measures has in large part been rather muted, with entire populations succumbing to what in any other circumstance would be considered an authoritarian centralisation...

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